• Qantas to upgrade economy seats

    Jan 16, 2024, 04:52 PM

    Short-range overseas hops? BNE-LAX =MEL- DEL = 12hrs 40minsSYD - MUM = 14 hrs 40 minsBNE - LAX = 13hrs 25minsHardly short range. And even the shorter hops to SIN, HND, MNL are circa - 7 - 9 hrs. Again, hardly short.

  • It's going to be interesting to watch what international flights WSI attracts.  I can't see SYD accepting any tier 1 carriers moving or adding flights there. I sense it's going to be the likes of Jetstar, Air Asia, Cebu etc.

  • GC is very different to both CBR and ADL for lots of different reasons.  Plus the demographic of the GC has changed a lot over the past decade (accelerated during Covid) and will continue to change as people relocating and retirees downsizing to spend on travel continue to move here. There i...

  • Qatar should fly to the Gold Coast.  The airport will soon be void of any widebody international flights and I'd think the airport would be willing do incentivise them (as well as the QLD Govt). I'd think they could fill 3 or 4 787s per week, maybe running half direct and half via SEA (just ...

  • Here is an idea.  In addition to posting comments on here, email or call the minister with your feedback. Don't forget to cc your local federal members (both upper and lower houses) and your State Govt representatives too.  https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/c-king/contactMinis...

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  • Complimentary VA Plat upgrades

    Feb 14, 2024, 05:36 PM

    I'm having this issue atm. Have 10 seperate flights booked over the next 6 months, all various origin/destinations and simply can't find one segment to upgrade on. Saying that, the call centre is useless.

  • Velocity Loyalty Program

    Feb 14, 2024, 05:26 PM

    Yes. There is another thread on this topic sharing the same observation and experience

  • Velocity Loyalty Program

    Feb 14, 2024, 05:25 PM

    Originally Posted by Happytravella Velocity is by far the superior ffp here in Australia atm with strong availability in premium cabins out of Australian ports unlike QF which is woeful. If you don't like Velocity send your points to krisflyer or fly Qantas at 5 times the price 🤣🤣...

  • Velocity Loyalty Program

    Feb 14, 2024, 05:23 PM

    Originally Posted by pab2025 At least their loyalty program rewards points based on the cost of the ticket. I earn a hell of a lot more points than flying QF! Have you looked at comparing the redemption cost of Velocity vs QFF? I did the other day surprisingly Velocity required more points.

  • VA call centre: Up to snuff?

    Feb 14, 2024, 05:19 PM

    100% agree with this observation. Being velocity Platinum the call centre was always good. Calls answered quickly and they knew what they were doing.... i.e. why a Platinum flyer might be calling them.I called last week to enquire about flights where I could use my (seemingly useless) 4 upgrade...

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